Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been used for years in human patients in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Patients in the chamber inhale and absorb oxygen many times greater than breathing room air. This results in increased oxygen delivery to the cells in the body. This increase in oxygen delivery to damaged tissues results in decreased inflammation, pressure, and edema, as well as new blood vessel formation to promote healing. Treatments may last from 30-60 minutes and most pets appear calm while receiving therapy.
HBOT has an exhaustive list of ailments that can benefit from its use. Some of the conditions include post-surgical healing, intervertebral disc disease, degenerative myelopathy, head trauma, wounds and burns, acute spinal cord conditions such as FCE and ANNPE, degenerative joint disease or arthritis, cognitive dysfunction, ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, stroke, crush injuries, cancer, radiation injury or post-radiation therapy, swelling associated with fractures, smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide intoxication, and many, many more!